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Russians warned against visiting the north

Tymbou (Ercan) airport

Russia’s Alliance of Tourist Agents warned Russians to avoid trips to the north, it emerged on Wednesday.

Deputy head of the alliance Aleksan Mkrtchyan was speaking on Govorit Moscow radio station, when he said the journey for thousands of Russians who go to the north “often ends sadly.”

He specified the Russian foreign ministry advises Russians that they do not need to go to the north, because it is not a place officially recognised by Russia.

Yet there are thousands of Russians,  who go “to the northern part of Cyprus” he said.

“Often this journey ends sadly. There is no support from the Russian foreign ministry in those places, which we do not recognise,” he said.

Earlier this week, warned tourists entering Cyprus from the north. It appears specialised Russian websites such as, have since shared the developments.

The north’s ‘tourism ministry’ plans to take action against over its warning.

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